With the Common Core, comes a need for higher level thinking skills. These journal prompts allow for students to think about Numbers and Operations in Base Ten at a higher level. They are not just solving a problem, but rather require the students to explain their thought process. There are at least 3 cards for each standard, for some standards there are 4-5. While these are geared towards 4th grade standards, they would work great for a 3rd grade challenge or 5th grade review.
Included in the file is a graphic organizer that gives the students a spot to show their own work, include important vocabulary, and discuss their work with their group, before finalizing their answer.
These journal prompts work great for guided math, math centers, or even a daily problem to get the students warmed up for math.